I hope you’re all having a great week!
I’m switching things up on my blog this week with an extra mini review on Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva. I must start by saying a massive thank you to Lana for sending me a copy of this book in an exchange for an honest review.
Lana describes her short but lovely little book in the following words:
‘Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.’
I want to start by saying that this definitely is not one of those preachy self-help books. Reading through ‘Happier Thinking’ is like having a conversation with Lana herself. The tone is warm, inviting and honest which is refreshing in a book like this. I don’t read many books like this but I know that this has become more of a favoured approach by authors with the likes of Fern Cotton and Matt Haig writing more relaxed and open self-help style books that are promoting a more active attitude towards positive mental health.
What I loved the most about this short read is that I already know it is something I can go back to time and time again. If I’m struggling or feeling down I can carry it with my bag and easily pick it up and start reading some of Lana’s reassuring words to help me feel better. I am not saying that this book is going to cure depression or anxiety but it might help people to cope with some of the symptoms and even if you don’t struggle with mental health issues, this book still has lots to offer.
Thanks for reading! Have you read any self-help books like this before that you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below!